Activist Faith

Surrounding the reflection over the past week regarding the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, a few voices are beginning to emerge with an idea that has resonated in my own life–the proposal of making 9/11 a national holiday.

As I watched the footage replayed from that horrific day in 2001, I kept wondering what would make sense to remember the event? What other national tragedy serves as a guide for this type of attack? Historically, the only similar occurrence is found in the attack at Pearl Harbor. Still today, our nation celebrates Pearl Harbor Day to commemorate the 2,400 lives lost in battle.

This commemoration could serve the American public in a similar way in the case of 9/11.

Catherine just created a petition to send to President Obama to make 9/11 a national holiday. I am the 8th signer. Join and share if you agree. We’ll see what happens and post updates as they occur.

Thanks for supporting!

We will never forget.


DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending ChristianityNot in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (November). Discover more at

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